Read Kevin’s latest essay inspired by Langston Hughes and published on Scheerpost.com: https://scheerpost.com/2023/11/07/kevin-cooper-i-too-am-american/
While everyone’s heard of Ellis Island, the equivalent port of arrival for countless slaves is rarely mentioned in American history, writes Kevin Cooper from death row in San Quentin.
Read Kevin’s latest essay, “Freedom,” about Black History Month on Scheer Post: https://scheerpost.com/2023/02/02/freedom/
Kevin Cooper explores the music that was created seemingly for the purpose of helping Black America’s historic struggle find a language of its own and shares some of his all-time favorites.
It’s long since time to end this legacy of slavery and racism which insures some votes are worth far more than others.
For weeks, prisoners at San Quentin have been sick and dying as the epidemic spread rapidly in the crowded, stacked cells. Then the author fell ill, too.
We African Americans have often been told that times have changed. We are tired of pretending.
In the history of racist violence against Blacks, something remained the same in those oppressors, across time and place.
To a large degree, DNA testing has proven that this criminal justice system is not as just as it claims to be. Throughout the history of this country, black people know this truth from experience.